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Heroes and Heroism in British Fiction Since 1800

Case Studies

Editors: Korte, Barbara, Lethbridge, Stefanie (Eds.)

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  • Maps the way in which the figure of the hero has changed in British fiction since the 1800s
  • Examines a wide range of materials, from lesser-known texts to canonical, widely-studied texts
  • Maintains a broad historical scope 
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About this book

This book is about the manifestations and explorations of the heroic in narrative literature since around 1800. It traces the most important stages of this representation but also includes strands that have been marginalised or silenced in a dominant masculine and higher-class framework - the studies include explorations of female versions of the heroic, and they consider working-class and ethnic perspectives. The chapters in this volume each focus on a prominent conjuncture of texts, histories and approaches to the heroic. Taken together, they present an overview of the ‘literary heroic’ in fiction since the late eighteenth century. 

About the authors

Barbara Korte is Professor of English Literature and British Culture at the University of Freiburg, Germany. She is deputy speaker of the university’s collaborative research centre on ‘Heroes, Heroisation and Heroisms’ and is working on Victorian magazines in this context. Other areas of interest are travel writing and representations of history in popular media.
Stefanie Lethbridge is Senior Lecturer in English Literature and Culture at the University of Freiburg, Germany. She is member of the university’s collaborative research centre on ‘Heroes, Heroisation and Heroisms’. She has published on British poetry anthologies since the Renaissance, on eighteenth-century and Victorian print culture, on sensation fiction and on representations of the heroic in popular culture.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction: Heroes and Heroism in British Fiction. Concepts and Conjunctures

    Pages 1-29

    Korte, Barbara (et al.)

  • Negotiating Modernity, Modernising Heroes: Heroes and Heroines in Gothic and Sensation Fiction of the Long Nineteenth Century

    Pages 31-46

    Lethbridge, Stefanie

  • Potentially the Noble Creature? Picturing Heroism in Henry Rider Haggard’s She

    Pages 47-66

    Martin, Alison E.

  • The Fate of Heroism After Industrialisation: The Working-Class Male in the British Nineteenth-Century Realist Novel and Beyond

    Pages 67-84

    Schneider, Ralf

  • Death of the Hero? Heroism in British Fiction of the First World War

    Pages 85-100

    Einhaus, Ann-Marie

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eBook 85,59 €
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Hardcover 106,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-33556-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover 106,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-81546-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Heroes and Heroism in British Fiction Since 1800
Book Subtitle
Case Studies
Editors
  • Barbara Korte
  • Stefanie Lethbridge
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-33557-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-33557-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-33556-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81546-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 206
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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